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Source of Wealth: diversified, self-made
Country of Citizenship: Philippines
Marital Status: Married
Shi Zhicheng is the Philippines richest man. His fortune swelled by more than US$5 billion through shares of his holding firm SM Investments. SM Prime, which he controls, is the Philippines largest mall developer. He came from China as a child to work in his father's convenience store. Starting with a small shoe store in Manila, he built one of the country's largest retail groups.